Ep 276: OpenAI and Reddit’s data partnership, Google’s AI play – AI News That Matters


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Reddit and OpenAI Ink Data Deal

Perhaps one of the more remarkable developments in the AI industry is the data agreement between Reddit and OpenAI. While the specific financials were not disclosed, this move allows OpenAI to have real-time access to Reddit content, a goldmine for language models' training. The move has been perceived with mixed emotions, as it prompts several questions about content use without consent and user privacy.

AI-Powered Updates from Google and Microsoft

Google and Microsoft brought some significant AI-based updates to the forefront. The tech behemoth Google showcased its new AI project, Astra at a recent conference. The industry also saw the unveiling of Android 15, its AI-powered search, and a new AI assistant named Gemini, both promising enhanced user experiences.

Microsoft isn't far behind either, with its Build developer conference looming ahead, focusing largely on AI advancements. Keep an eye on the tech giant's key AI initiatives— Copilot and AI PCs— powered by Intel, Qualcomm, and AMD chips that are anticipated to make waves in the tech world.

Collaboration on the Horizon: OpenAI and Apple

Watch out for an exciting partnership announcement scheduled for June 10th, involving OpenAI and Apple. What does this mean for the AI sector, and for Apple's upcoming iOS 18, which is rumored to have AI-driven features? Only time will tell.

A New AI Model Concern: Safety Over "Shiny Products"

The safety and reliability of AI models are under scrutiny after a key figure in OpenAI raised safety concerns. The pressing issue here is the alleged prioritization of glamorous AI products over safety protocols. This is a matter of concern given OpenAI's tech is used by thousands of companies around the world.

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Topics Covered in This Episode

1. Key Partnerships and Deals in AI
2. Google's New AI Developments
3. Microsoft's Upcoming Developer Conference
4. Apple's Future AI Implementation

Podcast Transcript

Jordan Wilson [00:00:17]:
What does OpenAI's new partnership with Reddit mean? Will Google's new AI announcements place them ahead of everyone else? And how will Microsoft respond this week? We're gonna be going over those things today and more on everyday AI. What's going on y'all? My name is Jordan Wilson, and I'm the host of everyday AI. And this thing, it's for you. It's for me. It's for all of us, but it's to help everyday people, learn and leverage generative AI to grow your career, grow your company as well. So, if that's you, welcome. If it's your first time maybe listening on the podcast, thanks for tuning in. Make sure to check out your show notes as always for more information.

Jordan Wilson [00:00:58]:
And if you're joining us live, appreciate you doing this as well. So every Monday, even when I'm on the road like today, we try to bring you the AI news that matters, because there's a lot. Right? Like, you could literally spend hours every single day trying to understand what's going on in the world of AI and how it impacts your career. Or every Monday, you can just join us for our segment of AI news that matters. So if you're tuning in live like Dutch here or Brian or Victor or, Tara, joining us from Nashville. Thank you. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Sometimes we, you know, feature our favorite comments, here from the livestream in our, newsletter.

Jordan Wilson [00:01:36]:
So we'd love to hear from you as well. So, as a reminder, if you haven't already, go to your everyday ai.com and sign up for that free daily newsletter. Alright? Because, yeah, we're gonna be recapping, the AI news that matters and a lot more. So let's jump right into it and go over the AI news that matters for the week of May 20th. Alright. Let's start at the top. Pretty pretty big deal here y'all. So, Reddit and OpenAI have struck a deal on data for model training.

Jordan Wilson [00:02:08]:
So Reddit has struck a partnership with OpenAI to incorporate Reddit posts into ChatGPT and other AI tools, granting OpenAI real time access to Reddit content. So this follows Reddit's decision to charge for access to its data API, sparking some controversy and pushback from users and third party apps. The partnership raises concerns about the use of user generated content for AI training and the potential impact on content quality. So, you know, this, you know, there's obviously a lot of concerns that have been raised about the use of user generated content for AI training and the potential impact on content quality on Reddit. And a lot of publishers, you know, such as the Associated Press and Financial Times have also, struck some pretty lucrative deals with OpenAI, to allow OpenAI to use its content for training and to allow its content to be used in chat GBT. So Reddit also reached a similar partnership with Google in February, which allowed Google to train its AI models on Reddit data. And that deal between Google and Reddit was reportedly worth $60,000,000 per year. There's no report right now how much this new OpenAI and Reddit partnership is worth yet, but it is import important to note the timing of all of this.

Jordan Wilson [00:03:28]:
So Reddit just went public about 2 months ago right around the same time as that, Google partnership was announced. And after this new partnership with OpenAI was revealed, their stock shot up 10% instantly on this OpenAI news. So it's it's, this is actually a very deep topic. One that I could probably talk about for hours. Right? So, I'm a former journalist and, you know, there's been a lot of high profile, journalism out, outlets and and news corporations suing, OpenAI and other large language model makers, for using its data to train its models. Right? So without going on to a, you know, a short tangent, you know, here's essentially how large language models work. Right? And I'm oversimplifying, but they are essentially built, on the open Internet and the closed Internet. Right? So, yeah, large language models have a lot of copyrighted information that ends up in its models.

Jordan Wilson [00:04:28]:
Right? And if there's one thing that, you know, for all the great things and, you know, the bright futures that these, you know, large companies are helping us paint, you know, they don't really share a lot of information on how their models are trained. Right? And, again, I'm oversimplifying here, but, essentially, they have, web scrapers, and they ingest the entire open Internet that they can get to as well as there's these very large datasets such as Google's c 4 dataset. Right? And that essentially scrapes the 15,000,000 most popular websites on the Internet. But a lot of those websites are websites that probably aren't the best. Right? So such as, there's there's websites out there that, you know, kind of collect all of this copyrighted material, you know, that are essentially kind of like piracy websites. Right? So, you you have to think at what is at the base of these models. Right? And I've been saying this now for a year, and I've really leaned into this heavily over the last 6 months here on the everyday AI show that, you know, 2024 is going to be the year of a lot of lawsuits. Right? So, you you know, a lot of people say that these companies, you know, such as OpenAI or Anthropic and even to a certain extent, Google and Microsoft are, you know, kind of really, you know, just exploding in terms of, you know, OpenAI and Anthropic, you know, going from, you know, small, quote, unquote, startups to now companies that are bringing in, you know, reportedly 100 of 1,000,000 of dollars in revenue.

Jordan Wilson [00:05:58]:
And then you have companies like Microsoft and Google, right, that, are seeing all time high valuations meta as well. And a lot of this a lot of people are saying it's because of these large language models and this generative AI movement, but it goes back to the data. Right? Where's the data coming from? Who owns the data? Right? And we're gonna be seeing a lot of lawsuits, and I've said for a long time the New York Times versus OpenAI and Microsoft lawsuit is gonna be one of the first big dominoes to fall. However, in the interim, what we've seen is partnerships like this, like with Reddit, in the Associated Press, in the Financial Times. You know, a lot of times we're seeing partnerships that are worth tens of 1,000,000 of dollars each and every year or more. Right? When we saw that $60,000,000, kind of Reddit Google partnership, I said Google just got the steal of the year in terms of data. Right? And if you aren't super familiar, familiar with Reddit, I mean, it is a gold mine in terms of data. Right? It is essentially the public Internet, you know, playing out in real time.

Jordan Wilson [00:06:58]:
But, you know, a lot of people, especially over the years, have started to just search on Reddit versus searching on Google because it's real humans, helping real humans and answering, you know, you know, it's it's real smart humans answering other smart humans questions, right, and and providing context, and and relevant data. So, you know, that data right there, you know, even just within Reddit is just largely, largely valuable. Right? So this is going to be interesting as we see more and more of these partnerships, announced because there's really if I'm being honest, there's really only 2 ways you can go. Either you're going to be, you know, partnering with, in OpenAI or Microsoft or a Google, on a, you know, probably 10, 50, 60, $100,000,000 a year partnership. Or, you know, maybe if you're a smaller outfit, you're going to be suing. Or if you're The New York Times, you're going to be suing. So there's really only two ways that this is going to go, and I think people don't really talk about this a lot. Right? We all just kind of blindly benefit from these large language models, myself included.

Jordan Wilson [00:08:04]:
Right? And we love them and, you know, all of the capabilities that they they can give to to ourselves and to our business, but we don't get back to, okay, were they legally trained? Were they ethically trained? Right? And a lot of companies don't share. You know, they just say, hey. We, you know, crawl the open Internet, and we have humans, you know, who, you know, kind of comb through all this data and they train the models. But, you know, ultimately, there is a lot of copyrighted material in all of these large language models. So, pretty pretty big news here from, OpenAI, presumably the most important player in the generative AI or large language model space, and Reddit, which is probably the holder of the most unique, data on the Internet. Right? But this also goes to beg a bigger and different question. Right? Let's say you are an avid, you know, Reddit user and, you know, maybe you've put a lot of personal data out there. You know, you've done so anonymously.

Jordan Wilson [00:08:55]:
Right? You're you're not putting your your full name on your, Reddit profile, but you probably maybe sharing a lot of either your own personal data or maybe your own personal knowledge and expertise. And, you know, now it's like, okay. That's kind of for sale, quote, unquote, or it's already been sold. Right? So this this does beg a a bigger and bolder question that, you know, we'll definitely be tackling, in the coming weeks months here on Everyday AI. Yeah. And I'd love to hear from our audience. What do you think of this, this OpenAI and Reddit partnership and just in general? Right? I'm curious. Do you feel like I do? And and maybe, you know, I'm I'm a little bit on the extreme side, but I don't see any other way.

Jordan Wilson [00:09:35]:
Right? I either see large lawsuits. Right? Because let's say you're a medium sized publisher. Right? You might not be one of these first, you know, outfits to get a 10 or a $60,000,000 partnership. So, I mean, what's your other, alternative if you feel pretty confident that these large language model makers have used your copy ready content? Right? Now, yeah, you can put kind of blockers up there that block your website, in the ongoing content that you're creating. You can block it from these different, large language models and you can block kind of those agents that go on your website and scrape. But at the same time, even in the case of Google. Right? You want your your content to show up on Google. That's presumably how you make money.

Jordan Wilson [00:10:18]:
Right? But then is it gonna end up in Google Gemini and all these other you know, you could say the same thing with, you know, you wanna show up on Bing, you know, Microsoft search, but then, okay, is it gonna show up in Copilot? So, you you know, we are in this tricky. Right? This this tricky day and age of, like, okay, putting out good content that helps people, that's valuable, that serves your your customers and your readers. But, you know, at what point is it your data in your data alone or your content in your content alone versus, you know, now it's going out to all these large language models? And, especially, as we talk about a lot here on the show, as the lines between, you you know, traditional Internet search and content consumption and AI as those lines blur, you know, there's I think there's a lot of big, issues to tackle there. Yeah. Love what Woozy said here. He said helping, you know, in quotes and smart humans might be a stretch on some of those Reddit threads. Yeah. I agree with that.

Jordan Wilson [00:11:15]:
Yeah. I I mean, obviously, there's a lot of, you know, nonsense there on the Internet and and Reddit included. But, yeah, there's there's obviously a lot of very great helpful information out there, on these publications as well. Alright. Our next piece of AI news. Yeah. Google's IO conference. Kind of kind of a big deal.

Jordan Wilson [00:11:34]:
So let's talk about what they announced, on Tuesday and because it was literally like AI everywhere. But but first, we or or sorry. Before we even go through kind of the bullet points of of what was announced and and why it matters, I mean, we have to talk about the timing. So Google's IO developer conference was May 13th. Right? So 6 days ago. But Google announced that date 2 months prior. Right? It wasn't a last second thing. They've been planning this event for 2 months.

Jordan Wilson [00:12:08]:
They had that date out there for, 2 months. And then about 2 day prior, 2 days prior to that announcement, OpenAI announced a surprise event, right, which happened the day before. It happened last Monday, you know, about an hour after we wrapped up our, our our livestream and they called their, OpenAI called their event just spring event. Okay? So in that event, OpenAI announced not only its new GPT 4 o model, which was available immediately to paid users, but also, a new feature that kind of competed directly with Google's big feature that they were coming out with. So OpenAI didn't really name, their feature, but, essentially, it's this, this ability or or capability to kind of see, for the for the AI, the the the model, so gbt 4 o, in the iOS app to kind of see things live. Right? And we've talked about those demos and we showed those demos on the show before. But, you know, essentially, you could hold your phone up and work on a math problem live and ask, chat gbt, like, hey. What do you see? What's going on here? Help me with this.

Jordan Wilson [00:13:14]:
Right? So it can see. It can interact. It can talk to you with very low latency, right, human times. So, it's interesting because that was kind of Google's big, big piece here. So we're showing here on the screen about Project Astra. So about how a lot of people are saying that this is the future of AI. So it's kind of, you know, the timing when we talk about the news that matters. I mean, OpenAI just swooped in, you know, kind of had this surprise announcement 20 literally 24 hours on the clock, before Google announced theirs.

Jordan Wilson [00:13:50]:
So Project Astra was this, from Google. It's their kind of new multimodal AI assistant that's similar to the one that OpenAI demoed 24 hours before that you can kind of interact with in real time. It can see the world, multimodality, answer questions, help with tasks, etcetera. So kind of in Google's demo, Google's demo, which we hope was live. Right? Unlike their, Gemini snafu that they in December, they infamously shared a heavily edited video, showcasing Gemini's capabilities, which it did not have those capabilities. So unlike this one, this, demo for project Astra was presumably live. Right? And they said it was, you know, a, an unedited one x speed demo, but it kind of showed someone walking around an office with, kind of project Astra, on a Google smartphone and, you know, asking questions about things in real time that were coming up on the camera. So you could think of it like this.

Jordan Wilson [00:14:48]:
Think of if you're, you know, FaceTiming. Right? If you ever have to face someone, FaceTime someone who's maybe, you know, you need help with your computer or, you know, you're you're showing someone on your house and something's broken and you're saying, how do I fix this? Right? Maybe you have an uncle who's a handyman and you're FaceTiming them and there's a leaky pipe and you're saying, how do I fix this? Right? So that's kinda what these new kind of smart assistance are. Right? It's in live. You can show them something and talk to them and, converse, right, in real time. So that's kind of the the the big piece of, you know, Google's announcement at IO last week. But, before we get even too much more into that, I do wanna kind of detail, kind of some of the big pieces here because there was a lot. Google, right, announced a slew. Like, they are literally sprinkling it's like sprinkling, AI everywhere.

Jordan Wilson [00:15:40]:
Right? Like, the Salt Bae, just sprinkling salt on a on a steak. I mean, they're AI this, AI that. So let's let's talk about a little bit about what I think are some of the bigger, and will ultimately be the more impact AI announcements that came out of Google's IO conference on Tuesday. So they did announce some enhancements to their Gemini models, including Gemini 1.5 pro with a longer context window, between 1,000,000 tokens and 2,000,000 tokens. They now also have an Ask Photos, powered by Gemini, which was revealed for Google Photos, providing enhanced photo memory summaries. That one looked really cool. Right? So, essentially, if you use Google Photos, I do, you can essentially just ask the same thing. Right? So they gave the example.

Jordan Wilson [00:16:29]:
I think it was someone's, you know, daughter in her progress of swimming, and you can say, hey. How you know, show me everything, you know, my, of my daughter's swimming progress. Right? Then this kind of Ask Photos kind of goes throughout the the years of all the photos. It's, you know, uses kind of, AI and computer vision to say, okay. Here's, you know, this is your daughter. You know, maybe even if you have multiple daughters, you can ask about one. It uses kind of this facial recognition technology, kinda creepy, kinda cool. It says, alright.

Jordan Wilson [00:16:57]:
Here's here's everything that your that your daughter, here's kind of a photo montage and kind of progress on how she's been swimming. Right? So a lot of really cool use cases if you're okay handing off all of your data and all of your photos, you know, to Google. I I don't personally care. I do this, but Ask Photos does look like, a pretty unique feature. And I'm wondering if, you know, as we gear up for Apple's, announcements at WWDC, I'm wondering if they'll have something like that as well. I don't think they will. So I think that's a pretty unique, and a really strong feature, that Google announced. Also, Google announced the rollout of, their new Gemini Nano model with multi modality on their Pixel phones.

Jordan Wilson [00:17:40]:
Android 15, their new operating system was presented with AI powered search. Gemini as the new AI assistant, obviously, and on device edge AI for new experiences. Pretty huge piece there. Right? Bringing, kind of the power of large language models locally on devices. Pretty pretty big. Also, another, you know, maybe this is a straight competition piece with, OpenAI, but Google showcased gems, which are essentially customized versions of Gemini AI for specific tasks. So just how, you know, you have your GPTs with OpenAI. You can create a customized version of a model.

Jordan Wilson [00:18:19]:
You know, you can put in your own your own data, your own files, your own, you know, kind of configuration, instructions, you know, tap into API third party APIs and bring in, you know, your own kind of specific capabilities. It's kind of what Google is going for here with gems, which are just literally, you know, smaller customized versions of its Gemini model. So pretty much a one to 1, you you know, I don't know if we would say clone, but more or less cloning the capabilities that you have with GPTs in OpenAI. And then I I the fact that this is, like, 7th on my list here is is pretty remarkable, but Google also demonstrated their new Google AI teammate, which is a virtual teammate for work tasks. So, you literally can give a virtual teammate kind of a space inside of your Google Workspace. You know, it it just performs actions, you you know, on your behalf. You give it access to the data that needs to, but literally thinking it is like, okay. This person has a seat on my team.

Jordan Wilson [00:19:17]:
So kind of thinking, with Google's new AI teammate as a literal virtual teammate, not just this big, you know, idea of, oh, you can do, you know, you can do all these things with AI, but, no. Like, my AI has a seat on my team. It has access to all of these files. So, pretty pretty cool, announcements there from Google. And I'm I'm curious, you know, for for our livestream audience saying, hey. If you're listening on the podcast as well, what's what's your reaction between, you know, what Google announced, on Tuesday versus what OpenAI announced the day prior. Right? Clearly, I mean, we're getting now actually back to back to back announcements from 3 of the biggest players in AI, but I'm curious what you thought. You know, my thought is the Google announcement.

Jordan Wilson [00:20:04]:
They obviously I mean, they're a much larger company. Right? OpenAI, technically, start up, you know, one of the most powerful start ups ever, but still technically a a a startup and Google is, you know, legacy tech company, one of the largest companies ever. Right? So, you know, we're kind of comparing apples and, you know, banana pudding here, but still, the Google announcement and I watched them both. The Google announcement seemed just too too scripted for me. It seemed too polished. Right? And I think, especially as we talk about generative AI, I think people like authenticity. I think they like you know, that's kinda why I go live here every day. I don't edit things.

Jordan Wilson [00:20:44]:
You know, I sometimes, you know, mess up or stutter or say something, you know, I didn't mean to say. It's like, I keep it in there. Right? Because I think if we're talking about artificial intelligence, you know, it it should be real. It should be live. Right? It should be, you know, raw. And I think that's what we saw from OpenAI, whereas, you know, Google's announcement seemed robotic. Right? It seemed very robotic. It seemed overly scripted.

Jordan Wilson [00:21:06]:
That's just me, obviously, from a product standpoint, super impressed with what Google rolled out. I haven't personally been impressed with Google Gemini as a model. Right? But as you start to see all of these other features and and capabilities that Google rolls out tied to its model, Right? I mean, you have to start paying attention. So, you you know, I'm curious if you're paying attention to to Google maybe a little bit more now than you were last week before this big announcement. Yeah. Hey, Brian. Brian here is, you know, kind of, on top of the breaking news. This didn't make it into our AI news that matters, but he's asking, you know, about if anyone saw that OpenAI is pausing the use of Sky Voice.

Jordan Wilson [00:21:47]:
So, yeah, we'll be talking about that in our newsletter, but, they did say, yeah, that was a little too close. They said to Scarlett Johansson, so they paused the use of that one. Alright. Speaking of these big companies. Right? So we talk now about, you know, kind of OpenAI's announcements with their GPT 4 o that came out right before Google's and then Google all of Google's IO announcements and some of them competing directly, with with, OpenAI. And then here we go. You know, Microsoft sitting over here in the corner being like, hey, guys. You can't forget about us.

Jordan Wilson [00:22:17]:
You know, when it comes to legacy technology, like, Microsoft is there. Alright. So Microsoft is, it's Microsoft build developer conference is set to kick off now kind of unofficially here in a couple of hours. So the official build conference though from Microsoft kicks off tomorrow. So that's Tuesday, May 21st. However, in a couple of hours here, Microsoft is slated to announce a few new products, today ahead of its keynote tomorrow with CEO, Sadia Nadella. So Microsoft is holding an AI event today to showcase their AI vision and upcoming surface hardware and Windows software changes all based around AI. So the event today will kind of set the stage for what Microsoft is calling the year of the AI PC.

Jordan Wilson [00:23:04]:
It will also include updates on Microsoft AI initiatives such as Copilot. Right? Powered by, GPT and Microsoft's reported 10 to $13,000,000,000 investment in OpenAI for, reportedly 49% equity. So let's talk a little bit more about Microsoft build and what we might be expecting this week. Right? Huge week in tech. My gosh y'all. Like, having, from the 3 biggest companies having their yearly announcements more or less. Pretty pretty big news here. So Microsoft obviously will be discussing their AI vision and upcoming changes.

Jordan Wilson [00:23:38]:
So starting today, the event so, Microsoft, the build conference will also be taking place right after the event, like I said, where further updates on AI and Copilot will be shared. The conference is also obviously gonna be, heavily discussing AI PCs. Right? Kind of this new term, but, you know, Microsoft is saying, hey. We are AI we we are an AI PC company. Right? Baking in, AI into the hardware, and they'll have a neural processing unit to handle AI tasks and are expected so the new AI PCs are expected to arrive with Intel, Qualcomm, and AMD chips. Also, so many sessions. Right? So the conference is going to feature, you know, keynote speeches, product announcements, and over 480 sessions with 251 offered online and a 175 recorded for later viewing. So, yeah, if you wanna check out, that free conference, yeah, you can view it for free.

Jordan Wilson [00:24:32]:
You can obviously attend it. The event is in Seattle, and the event does run for 3 days, technically starting on Tuesday. But if you do want access, if you want to check out some of those, sessions that are live and free and available to anyone, make sure you check out the newsletter and we'll be, dropping a link there to that registration page. A lot a lot going on y'all. I gotta I gotta take take a sip of water. So so much big news, you know, in the past, 7 days from OpenAI, from Microsoft, from Google. So let's talk a little bit. Speaking of big companies, there's one that we haven't technically really talked about yet, and that's Apple.

Jordan Wilson [00:25:15]:
So OpenAI and Apple reportedly have a date. So we did talk about this last week on our AI news that matters that, hey, Apple, it looks like, is choosing OpenAI over Google to break generative AI capabilities to its next iPhone and iOS updates. So, according to Bloomberg reports, Apple and OpenAI are preparing for a major partnership announcement at Apple's WWDC. So OpenAI is working to ensure that their platform can handle this influx of new users. Yeah. We'll see about that, from iPhone. And iOS 18 is expected to feature AI driven messages and, Safari summarization capabilities. Hey.

Jordan Wilson [00:26:01]:
I can't wait for that. I'm I'm I'm so bad at this, y'all. I don't know if it's just me. At the end of the day, like, I kind of look at my text messages and I have, you know, sometimes 50 unreaded, sometimes 250. Right? I'm in a lot of group chats. But, you know, I actually can't wait for the AI summarization where I can just ask, you know, Siri and hopefully Siri will be a little smarter if it is maybe powered by OpenAI to say, hey. Catch me up on all of these text messages. Right? Or if that comes to email, you know, on the iOS device, but then also for, Safari as well.

Jordan Wilson [00:26:33]:
Right? That that'll be a huge time saver, obviously, you know, something that we've had capabilities to do on the desktop for, you know, multiple years. And if you have, you know, Google or Android phones, you've had capabilities to that as well. So, you know, personally, you know, I have an iPhone, so I'm looking forward to kind of some of these generative AI features, coming reportedly to the, iOS 18 and Apple's next, iPhone as well. But, we do now know that there is an announcement planned for June 10th, to kind of talk more about this OpenAI and Apple kind of partnership. So, again, like, we we talked about this last week. We said, hey. It does look like, at least according to Bloomberg reports, that Apple has decided on OpenAI. Right? There was, literally reports going on back and forth, so much flip flopping over the last 3 months on, you know, oh, Apple is going to develop their own model.

Jordan Wilson [00:27:27]:
And, you know, we saw them release a couple research papers, and then they said, no. They're going to OpenAI. And then there's a new report that said, no. They're definitely going Google. But, you know, we really at least in the last week, we haven't seen any, conflicting or contradictory, reports, but it does look like not only are is is OpenAI and and Apple going to be partnering here in the future, but we will see an official announcement, from the groups on June 10th, you know, kind of right there at the front end of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, there in June. So pretty pretty big pretty big news. Alright. Speaking of pretty big news, our last piece of AI news that matters.

Jordan Wilson [00:28:08]:
Well, there's some more drama at Open AI. You know, you can't get through more than a week without some drama, but this time it comes to their former head of alignment. So we did, yes, talk about this on the show last week, as former OpenAI head of alignment and super alignment teams, Jan Leakey resigned last week from OpenAI. So we did talk about that, but he kind of put out some more information, I guess, or kind of a statement, so to speak, on Twitter. So So we're gonna be breaking that down here. But, you know, if you don't know what superalignment is, but in short, you know, Jan Leakey led the team that ensured future a g AI and artificial general intelligence, so AGI, models were safe for society. So a pretty pretty important role there at OpenAI or any company. So if the head of the, kind of department that ensures that, you know, these models are safe for the public, kind of resigns suddenly, it's pretty big news.

Jordan Wilson [00:29:08]:
Right? There's obviously a lot of speculation. Not really going to talk about that a lot. But you can imagine, right, if if, the head of, you know, making sure that AI models are safe at one of the, biggest players in AI in the world suddenly resigns, yeah, you might have to raise an eyebrow and be like, oh, what's going on there? You know, are there are there bad things happening? You know, are, you know, new future models safe. Right? This did kind of kind of align with gbt4 0. I don't think that it's it's, related to gbt4 0, the new model from OpenAI, but, you do have to assume that there is going to be a not all another much more capable model coming very shortly from OpenAI was, kind of Jan's kind of announcement related to that. I'm not sure, but let's just kind of read over some of the things that he said in his announcement. So kind of quoting him here. So he said, over the past few months, my team has been sailing against the wind.

Jordan Wilson [00:30:03]:
Sometimes we were struggling for compute, and it was getting harder and harder to get this critical research done. Jane also said building smarter than human machines is an inherently dangerous endeavor. OpenAI is shouldering an enormous responsibility on behalf of all humanity. And then he said, but over the past few years, safety and culture and processes have taken a back seat to shiny products. So just huge. I mean, just some huge one two punch there. So essentially saying, hey. We weren't able to get kind of the compute power that we needed to make sure all of these models were safe, but then also coming out and just saying plain as day.

Jordan Wilson [00:30:49]:
Hey. It was all these, you know, kind of he said that the company is more concerned about all these shiny features, and they're not cared about the model's safety. So pretty eye opening, you know, whether whether you follow, you know, AI safety and, you know, ethical AI or not, pretty pretty big, pretty noteworthy here. And, OpenAI's, CEO Sam Altman kind of said in response, said, you know, kind of said he's super appreciated of of Jan's contributions, but then he said, he's right. We have a lot more to do. We are committed to doing it. I'll have a longer post in the next couple of days. So, yeah, pretty eye opening.

Jordan Wilson [00:31:31]:
Right? When the former head of alignment at, you know and you can't just look at, you know, oh, you know, whether your company is using ChatGPT or OpenAI or not. The reason why this is super important is because there are 1,000. I don't know if OpenAI gives a a number, but I would venture to guess that there's tens of thousands of companies that use OpenAI's technology in their products. Right? So there's a good chance, you know, let's just say you have a a handful of, you know, vendors that you work with at your company and, you know, different, capabilities. Maybe it's a CRM. Maybe it's a You know, I don't know. But just think, there's probably so many of them that use, kind of an API connection to OpenAI. So you're probably using a lot more of this GPT technology from OpenAI than you may realize.

Jordan Wilson [00:32:22]:
So, it's it's not like, oh, okay. Well, if models aren't safe, then, you know, I just won't log on to ChatGPT or, you know, my company will, you know, switch over. You know, it's not like that. Right? Presumably, there are tens of thousands of other, you know, enterprise pieces of software, products, services, etcetera, that tap into OpenAI. So, you know, pretty, pretty concerning here when you have a pretty sudden resignation, but not only a sudden resignation, but, you know, generally, when when OpenAI employees, leave, and we mentioned this in the newsletter, last week, there's some pretty strict rules around that and, you know, there's some reporting, you know, and Sam Altman came out on Twitter as well and said, like, oh, you know, this is my mistake, and it's embarrassing that we had all of these, kind of, stipulations, you know, that OpenAI, you know, former OpenAI employees couldn't, you know, say certain things after they left. So, you know, generally, if if if a high ranking person, from OpenAI leaves, you don't really hear anything. It is radio silence. So it's actually, pretty telling here.

Jordan Wilson [00:33:26]:
And I I I would assume pretty, you know, pretty brave and and bold move here, as well from Jan Leakey coming out and saying, like, hey. You know, it's this is an inherently dangerous. Right? He literally said building smarter than human machines is an inherently dangerous endeavor. So, you know, essentially saying, this is this is dangerous. Like, this is dangerous work that we're working on. We don't have the compute power to make this all happen. But then also saying, like, hey. Our work and this important work that we're doing was taking a back seat, to to safety as well.

Jordan Wilson [00:33:59]:
So, we're gonna have a lot more from that breakdown in the newsletter. Yeah. Agree with Michael here, joining us from YouTube saying, yeah. So much going on today. So yeah. Hey. As as a quick recap, here is the AI news that matters for this week. So, yeah, we talked about Reddit and OpenAI have struck a deal on data for model training.

Jordan Wilson [00:34:20]:
No specifics yet on the amount, but presumably tens of 1,000,000 or $100,000,000. Google's IO conference was last week, and they just announced AI literally everywhere. Probably the biggest piece was their project Astra. Then Microsoft, kicks off unofficially kicks off their build Microsoft build developer conference today, but that runs the official conference runs, from starting Tuesday for 3 days in Seattle, and we're expecting to see kind of what's next, with AI at Microsoft. Then OpenAI and Apple now reportedly have a date on the calendar to announce officially on June 10th their partnership. And then last but not not least, some little bit of drama at OpenAI as its former head of alignment speaks out about some of his safety concerns. Alright. That's not it.

Jordan Wilson [00:35:10]:
That's just the recap. So if you haven't already, make sure to go to your everydayai.com. Sign up for that free daily newsletter. And, hey, if this was helpful, let me know about it. If you could, you know, we spend, you know, hours every single day, you know, going through what matters in the AI news to keep you up to date so you can grow your company, grow your career. So if this was helpful, we'd appreciate if you could, you know, if you're listening, on the podcast or, you know, share it with your friends. If you're listening, here on the livestream, we appreciate your support. You know, click click that little repost button if you're here on LinkedIn.

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